Talk about an army’s incredible march in March.
Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games, and
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced their
co-published browser-based game, The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age,
has marched past the one million new users mark. The milestone comes
after the game attracted more than 250,000 new players to its exciting
take on Middle-earth in one day following its official global debut on
March 21, 2013.
“We’re elated that fans of The Hobbit have responded so
enthusiastically to The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and we’re
incredibly proud of how the game has performed in such a short time,”
said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. “With our mobile game, The
Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth remaining popular on the iOS and
Android charts, The Hobbit Film Trilogy has inspired one of
Kabam’s hottest mobile game properties to date.”
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age challenges players on
Facebook.com and other Web platforms to take up arms alongside the
greatest heroes of the Third Age, including select characters from The
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey like Bilbo Baggins, Thorin
Oakenshield, Radagast and more. Gamers are charged to lead an army of
Elves, Dwarves or Orcs in fast-paced tactical combat and band together
with thousands of other players to join powerful alliances and wage an
epic war online. The mobile game, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of
Middle-earth, challenges players to build their own empire in
Middle-earth, in a deep, immersive strategy game.
Both free-to-play games are inspired by The Hobbit Film Trilogy,
directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). The Hobbit: Armies of the Third
Age is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The
Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of
Middle-earth are developed and operated by Kabam, and co-published
by Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In addition to
Facebook, the browser-based game is available on Kabam.com and the
Google Chrome Store.
Art and logos for both The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age and The
Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth are available at: https://www.kabam.com/corporate/news/press-kit
Kabam, the leader in free to play core gaming, is transforming the
traditional gaming industry. The company’s studios focus on combining
the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a
growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games on
PC, mobile, and tablet platforms. Recent Kabam titles include The
Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, The Godfather: Five Families,
Dragons of Atlantis, Edgeworld, the award-winning Kingdoms
of Camelot, and the company’s first mobile game, Kingdoms of
Camelot: Battle for the North. Kabam has seven titles that gross
more than $1 million per month and had three of the Top 25 grossing
games on iOS and Android by the end of 2012. The average revenue per
paying Kabam player is $80 per month. Kabam games are currently
available for play on iOS, Android, Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Kabam.com
and an ever growing number of global social networks and online
channels, as well as mobile and tablet. Founded in 2006 with
headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., Kabam has built a team of game
industry professionals from scratch in the last three years, committed
to creating deeply engaging games that delight our players. More
information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all current and future platforms, including console,
handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game
About The Hobbit Film Trilogy
New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present a WingNut Films
Production, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. All three films
in The Hobbit Film Trilogy, also including The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey, and the final film, The Hobbit: There and
Back Again, are productions of New Line Cinema and
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production.
Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution,
with select international territories as well as all international
television distribution being handled by MGM.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released on December 14,
2012. The second film in the Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug, will be released December 13, 2013, with the third film, The
Hobbit: There and Back Again, slated for December 17, 2014.
THE HOBBIT: KINGDOMS OF MIDDLE-EARTH, THE HOBBIT: ARMIES OF THE THIRD
AGE software © 2013 Kabam, Inc. Developed by Kabam, Inc. © 2013 New Line
Productions, Inc. © The Saul Zaentz Company, MIDDLE-EARTH, THE HOBBIT
and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are
trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises
under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. All other
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